FAQ and wash instructions!
How will I know what size to buy?
Please take your normal size in briefs, as they fit true to size. If unsure please take note of our size chart. A size XS generally refers to a ladies AU8, S = ladies AU 10, M = ladies AU12 -14 , L = AU14-16 , XL = 16-18 and the XXL is AU18-20.
For the youth sizing it generally relates to age but can vary due to individual childs size etc so take your usual size underwear in the youth. Our youth sizing is similar to other well known Australian brands and is numbered 8-14.
However as with all brands and sizing please allow for differences of every wonderful body shape.
How do I wash period proof underwear?
This is a common question! Just rinse them out in cool running water till you are satisfied they have run clear then pop in the wash with other similar colours. Use a cool wash - not hot and detergent. Always hang dry and never tumble dry as this will spoil the technology. Hang dry in the sun if you can as the sun can give all of your clothes some antibacterial goodness straight from nature!
If handling them and rinsing is not your thing try to throw them in a bucket with some detergent to rinse them or soak them out for an hour or so first. If you forget don't stress they can go straight into the wash with the regular load with no worries!
Some people love to use the water they rinse them in in their gardens as the water is said to be very nourishing for their plants and give them great nutrition!
Don't use bleach or fabric softener either as this will also ruin the clever technology.
They won't stain and if they do with proper care and proper washing or soaking they will keep their new appearance for many many washes to come! Don't mix dark with light colours.
Can I use Mynickerbot as my everyday underwear or when I am scared I may get my period?
You sure can! That is exactly what they are for! Wear them every day because they are made of natural fibres and you can be confident if Aunty Flow comes to town! Be safe and confident as our fabrics are not only sweat and fluid absorbing but they are anti microbial and anti odour. Great if you get a lot of discharge or if you sweat a lot down there. Also handy for us mums with light bladder leaks!
Will Mynickerbot feel or look different to my normal underwear?
Our fabulous range of underwear look like a very cool comfy pair of normal ones. Only you will know your little secret. The special layered technology is super slim and can barely be detected. You won’t notice a difference and if you do its a lot better than bulky pads or using tampons if you are unsure of how to use them.
How long will my Mynickerbot last?
With proper care and if you follow our instructions on the care label they should see you wearing them for up to 200 washes! Not bad considering you probably change your normal underwear more than that anyway! There will always be new, cute styles to choose from so keep a look out! Please look after them though according to the care label attached! It could be wise to keep them once dry in the packaging they come in.
Are Mynickerbot eco friendly?
Oh yes they are ! With the war on waste at an all time high we are helping the planet by taking pads, tampons and all the plastic packaging from them out of landfill and the oceans. An average woman uses around 14000 period products in her lifetime. Imagine if you were to use Mynickerbot for all of your cycles from the beginning till the end the waste you alone would prevent? Each one of us can start making a difference and it can all start with the most natural thing in the world - your period.
Is Mynickerbot an ethical brand?
Yes we are! Our manufacturer has all the certificates we could lay our hands on to ensure the making of each garment is made with love and care and not with unethical standards. We are also certified by GOTS which is The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibres. It defines high-level environmental criteria along the entire organic textiles supply chain and requires compliance with social criteria as well.
How are Mynickerbot garments anti bacterial?
We use a special blend of Merino wool that has a unique property that absorbs moisture internally due to its hydrophilic core. We also use smart tech fabrics that are known. to wick away moisture. These smart and high tech fabrics combined with what nature provided us to ensure our fabrics are anti microbial and odour resistant. We have added Silvadur™ within our specialised technology. SILVADUR™ inhibits the growth of odour and infection-causing bacteria.
Do I need to wear a tampon or pad with Mynickerbot's?
NO you don't! They are designed to be worn alone and can absorb up to 4 tampons worth of fluid! So ditch disposables and get onto this new trend!
Can I wear a pad or tampon with my Mynickerbot though if I want?
Of course you can! Please feel free to use any additional sanitary item you choose with our underwear. Our underwear should be enough for most days however some days are heavier than others and some days we may realise we are going to be out all day and may need a back up. This is where an extra pair of your Mynickerbot underwear can come handy or your regular pad or other sanitary items you feel comfortable using. Also every woman bleeds differently so we can only offer you a guideline. We do not like to assume what goes on down there for everyone!
We recommend you change them daily obviously but it really depends on your flow. Some people need a couple of pairs a day others can go a day with one pair on. This is a really personal matter and depends on your flow. Mynickerbot are designed to absorb up to 2 - 6 teaspoons of fluid without leaking depending on the style you choose.